The Best Latin America Travel Blogs

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Reading other travel blogs is my favourite way to research our travels and find up to date information not available in the guidebooks. These are the blogs we have found useful for travelling around Latin America.

Uncornered Market

We’ve made no secret that Audrey and Dan are two of our favourite travel bloggers. They have just finished travelling around Central and South America for more than a year, and as always their writing is thoughtful as well as useful, and their photos are stunning. They share some of their travel tips in our interview with them.

A favourite post: A Little Bite of Buenos Aires

Two Backpackers

Another travelling couple who recently returned to the US after 11 months in Latin America. You’ll find travel videos, great photos and lots of travel tips, especially for adventurous activities.

A favourite post: Ethics of Tourism: Mines of Potosi Bolivia

The Future is Red

Leigh and her family have settled down for a few years in Salta, Argentina, where we had the pleasure of staying with them. This isn’t your typical travel blog but you’ll find tips on Argentina and Panama, where they also lived.

A favourite post: How to Pimp Your Couchsurfing Profile & Find a Place to Stay

Tourist to Townie

Gareth spent ten months in Buenos Aires with the aim of really getting to know the city and becoming part of the community. He also travelled around the Salta area, where we met him.

A favourite post: Salinas Grandes, 7 Colors & Tilcara

Viajar Sin Rumbo

We met Adam in Rio, and while his blog isn’t very well known his insightful writing and beautiful photography deserve to be seen by many more. He spent seven months travelling through South America, and his posts about Colombia have made us desperate to visit.

A favourite post: Always Talk to Strangers

Guatape, Colombia

Guatape, Colombia, one of the many small towns Adam explored. Photo by Adam Smith.

Bacon is Magic

Ayngelina has been travelling for six months so far, from Mexico, through Central America and is now heading down the continent to Argentina. We love her focus on food and her positive attitude to setbacks like getting mugged.

A favourite post: A Tale of Two Cities: Granada vs Leon.


This blog focuses entirely on Latin America so you’ll find lots of useful information for planning a trip to the area or on becoming an expat.

A favourite post: New 2010 Alternativa Latin Music Considered

Go Backpacking

Dave is currently living in Medellin, Colombia so writes a lot about the area. A number of other writers contribute to the blog and Latin American destinations are often covered. He also runs the Medellin Living site.

A favourite post: Photo Essay: The Colorful Streets of Cartagena

Unpaved South America

Here you’ll find tips for getting off the beaten track in South America.

A favourite post: Cusco’s Boleta Turistica

Other blogs covering Latin America that are worth checking out:

Nerdy Nomad

One Year Off

Chronicles of a Year-Long Break-Up

On Our Own Path

Career Break Secrets

Expat Daily News South America

Gringo Starr

Tip: A good way to find travel blogs writing very current information about specific destinations you are interested in is by searching google blogs, or by looking on the relevant Lonely Planet destination page – on the left hand side you’ll find recommended blogs.

We will have left out many great blogs here. What are your favourite Latin America travel blogs? Leave a comment and let us know.

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  3. Awesome list! It basically lets an amateur traveler like me know which are the best places to go, and getting it from an experienced adventurer is a good thing. Thanks for sharing!

  4. Great website. I like Freedom 29 ( I found through legal nomads link. Also like Uncorned Market and Legal Nomads, obviously.

  5. I spent 7 weeks in Buenos Aires and will be in Chile until December, then in January-March, will be in Colombia, Brazil and Peru, before returning to Chile (or maybe staying in Peru). I take plenty of weekend trips and adventures and really enjoy blogging about them!

  6. Great list. Plenty to check out. I love Adam’s picture of that little town Guatapé. It’s definitely on my list now that I’m in Colombia 🙂 Thanks!

  7. I have been always fascinated towards the bloggers you have listed, Audrey and Dan they are on top of the list of my favorite bloggers. through your interview I got to know many things about them, thanks.

  8. Awesome list!! Some I know, some I don’t. I look forward to reading more and getting to know these bloggers!!

    I have traveled extensively throughout South America.. my blog has a ton of S. Am info.. is that tooting my own horn??

    Haha. Thanks for making this list!

  9. Looks like I’ll be descending on Latin America just a bit too late to meet everyone. Thank goodness there are other places to meet up. Hopefully I can make this list in the future.

    And to the point – a great list! I read almost all of these blogs regularly.

    • I almost included you on the list taking into account your future plans! At least you’ll get to meet Leigh & Noah in Salta. You’ll love it! Hopefully we’ll meet you soon. Maybe Vancouver?

  10. Like Leigh, I feel fortunate that we’ve met a few of these bloggers in person. Now we just need to figure out a way for our paths to cross!

    Thanks so much for including us on this list and we’re really glad our pieces on Latin America were useful!

    • Your blog is my first port of call when planning the next country to visit, and your writing gives us something to aspire to. I really do hope we cross paths one day – hopefully in Vancouver, although I know your plans are as up in the air as ours!

  11. Thanks so much for including us in your list.

    Noah and I were just talking last night how much we miss you guys. It was so great having you here.

    And it looks like we’ve had a good number of these bloggers stay with us in Salta. Now it’s my mission to have the rest here, too.

    Hope you’re loving Bolivia.


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